Cannes dealmaking has picked up steam, with key U.S. rights deals continuing the buying frenzy seen at Sundance, Berlin and SXSW. Lionsgate snatched up North American rights for "The Hunters," a…
IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Olivier Assayas' "Something in the Air," his upcoming follow-up to Cannes 2010 standout and Golden Globe-winning "Carlos."
Helmer Pierre Morel ("Taken") is leaping into production with "Overdrive," a high-voltage English-lingo action thriller.
Helmers Radu Mihaileanu ("The Concert") and Guillaume Canet ("Tell No One") will direct their English-language debuts with France's Les Productions du Tresor.
French star Dany Boon and Diane Kruger have boarded "Fly Me to the Moon," a high-concept action-adventure comedy directed by Pascal Chaumeil ("Heartbreaker").
A who's who of international film programmers gathered on the Directors' Fortnight beach Thursday for a power lunch.
Irish thesp Cillian Murphy ("Tron") is in advanced negotiations to topline "Wayfaring Strangers," a WWII English-language psychological drama-thriller.
Salma Hayek, in Cannes to present footage from DreamWorks Animation's "Puss in Boots," is teaming with Mathieu Demy, son of Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda, on "Americano," Demy's directorial debut.
Gallic filmmaker Anne-Dominique Toussaint, who produced Nadine Labaki's Un Certain Regard player "Where Do We Go Now?" is developing her first English-language pic, "Motherhood Inc."
Paris-based shingle Le Pacte has picked up two Bulgarian pics playing at Cannes: Directors' Fortnight player "The Island" and Critics' Week's screener "Ave."